Around the world, governments work from an operating manual drawn straight from Henry Ford's car factories of the 1920s.
'I, as Minister, must accept full responsibility for any mistakes and inefficiency of officials of my department, just as, when my officials bring off any success on my behalf, I take full credit for them.'
The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
Yes, Bill has a republic you just canít pass up, except you have no idea what it looks like, what itíll do and how itíll operate.
Reflections of a survivor of the 60s: how has Australia changed in this half century, and are we now a more ethical society?
Trumpís electoral success and ongoing shenanigans proves beyond doubt the failure of contemporary democracy - so hereís a possible alternative.
Clearly, it is long overdue to reform Australian politics and voters are now in a mood to take a huge hit at a complacent Establishment which is serving us badly.
I think we are seeing a slow shift to something with which Europeans are more familiar than Australians, a more-or-less stable multi-party system.
What amazes me is, whenever theyíre not pointing fingers and directing bile at each other, their policies are often the same.
This article puts forward a simple thesis. The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
The most intriguing aspect is the inability of insiders to provide a coherent account of what is actually going on. How did Donald Trump, you know, happen?
Labor and Liberal are both to blame. Well might Australians say, 'a plague on both your houses'.